“Most Democrats merely want to ensure the programs’ survival.”
BS, but the tipoff to the author’s bias. The programs are not sustainable as they stand and are poorly designed to boot. If democrats were interested in program sustainability and quality of service, they would join Republicans in seeking responsible reform. Instead, they are interested in increasing dependency while exploiting the issue for short term political gain.
The entitlement fight is nothing but theater anyway.
Lots of sound and fury over the most politically sensitive things which are the least likely to cut in any meaningful way.